Carsten Frauenheim | Mustang News

A storm with heavy rain and powerful winds hit San Luis Obispo Thursday and will continue through Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures for the upcoming weekend are forecasted to be in the low 50s with high chances of rain March 1, 2 and 3. The rain is expected to stop by Sunday and take a break for a few days until returning March 8.

PG&E Meteorologist John Lindsey said this cold front will generate gale-force winds from 32 to 46 mph and up to 55-mph southerly winds along the coastline with moderate to heavy rain.

The abrupt change to cold winter weather brings unexpected inconveniences for many people in San Luis Obispo.

Based on the Downtown Weekly Farmers’ Market update, Thursday’s market was canceled because of weather conditions and is planned to be back next week March 8.

Events on Cal Poly’s campus have also been canceled because of the storm.

“[Associated Students, Inc.] Events had to postpone Concert in the Plaza featuring The Bogeys. We will be rescheduling the concert for some time during spring quarter,” ASI Events Outreach Student Assistant Hannah Avdalovic said.

The concert was going to feature The Bogeys, this year’s Battle of the Bands winner, at University Union hour, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Additionally, the probable rain this weekend may affect Cal Poly sporting events.

Cal Poly baseball has a game scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. against University of the Pacific. According to Director of Athletics Communications Eric Burdick, the game may be canceled based on weather.

Burdick said the decision regarding the status will not be made until Friday.  

Despite the rain, the Cal Poly Recreation Center lap pool will remained open Thursday and intramural sports will continue as usual.

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